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  1. Drug Seekers
    Honestly, in my limited experience, I've gotten fairly good at telling when someone is in pain - there is a look about them, and usually when given the prescribed dose of whatever there is some...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. EEK! There's a woman in my room!
    Congrats on your immense piece of happiness. (And vast lifestyle change. :D) My sons are the greatest joy in my life!
    Dec 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. urine output after spinal for total knee replacement
    I think this, along w/ pre-existing dehydration, is something that we are seeing in some of our total hip/ total knee patients. We run in D2 1/2NS at 75mL/hr for about the first 24 hours, assuming PO...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  4. The title of "nurse"
    To draw a parallel - I am a CDA - certified dental assistant, just like you are a CNA - certified nursing assistant. Never in my wildest dreams would I refer to myself, or let anyone else...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. test test
    hey, it worked! :D Welcome to the site!
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Creaking Fingers
    I just had to laugh when I found this thread! I just figured I had loud finger joints, as I had never heard any other professional mention a similar problem. Glad to know I'm not the only one who...
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. FT or PT?
    I'm currently working 64 per pay period, also EO weekend. On my unit there is only two out of fourteen nurses working 72 or more hours. Most of the RNs work less than 64 per pay period. I personally...
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  8. Am I crazy???
    argh - double post, trying to fix quote in first post...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Am I crazy???
    [quote=racing-mom4;2927213] My only regret in becoming a nurse at 35 was I didnt become one at 25. [quote] Me too. (Although a couple years older...) I have said for years, if I hadn't been in...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. First day with hospital wide computer charting!
    The second nurse needs to manually enter his/her employee number and password after the first nurse has accepted the dose, route, etc. His/her initals then show up on the EMAR next to the original...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. First day with hospital wide computer charting!
    Not sure if it gets easier, or if you just get used to it... I remember feeling the level of frustration you are expressing when we did our go-live in April. At least I no longer feel that level of...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I Need Job Leads Please!!
    North Memorial will be starting another new grad orientation in July - the deadline for application is either very soon, or may have already passed. Both the Star-Tribune and the Pioneer-Press have...
    May 5, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  13. Getting into North Hennipen's nursing program
    My experience was similar to sam1998. The only thing I would add is that I was very deliberate about being a student of record there when I applied for the nursing program. I had done some of my...
    May 5, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  14. You know when your hospital orientation is terminated when...
    I knew orientation was over when my first night shift on my own (as a new grad) I was informed I was Charge for the night...
    May 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question for blood bank staff, double reds?
    I have given double reds. Yes, plasma was returned. The amount of time between possible donations was increased from approx. 2 months to approx. 4 months. I didn't notice any additional ill effects...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Med error and im not even a real nurse yet!!!
    You have received good advice here. The only thing I would add is: in the future, you would be very wise to re-check the computer MAR before you give a dose of anything. The printed MAR is only valid...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. ''I Don't get Paid Enough!''- Is this your mantra??
    this is definitely one of those issuse where i can identify with both "sides". i feel that generally i am well paid for my level of education and current skill set, however there are days when i...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Katherin Heigl Scrubs
    I have a couple pairs of the pants - the ones with the drawstring in the legs. I've only been wearing for a couple months, but the are comfortable and seem to wear and wash well. I think they ride a...
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Bethel's RN to BSN program.....
    Yes, I agree. The other option that I'm research is on-line, and I have serious resevations about the lack of "human contact" for my learning style. I think I would also prefer the give and take of a...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  20. How to get into nursing program
    Have you called their Nursing department or nursing advisor in the Counseling offices to ask what their requirements are? That would be the first step for me. Then do what every you need to to fufill...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  21. Bethel's RN to BSN program.....
    It is one of the two options I am considering, although I will not be starting in April. I will be interested to see how the program works for you. Good-luck!
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  22. Help with organization
    I work on an ortho floor w/ critical care pathways in place for each type of patient we see. This made organizing much easier for me, but what I did was: I typed up a list of things that most...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How many nurses had hands-on experience before starting nursing school?
    I did not have nursing experience, although I did volunteer as a Candystripper in high school. :up: But, I was a dental assistant for about 15 years, and so learned some of the technical skills (like...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. primary care? staffing ratio?
    It totally depends on the shift for me - I have done shifts w/ NAs and shifts w/o. The "difficulty" of a given shift for me is more dependant on the acuity of the patients rather than the presence or...
    Mar 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. prayers needed!
    Hugs, prayer and best wishes to you both. School is rough, take a deep breath and hang tight, you'll get through!
    Feb 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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